Ice sculpting photos
World Ice Art Championships
The World Ice Art Championships occur annually in March in Fairbanks, Alaska. Artists attend the event from around the world over. They chisel and carve away at giant blocks of ice, fashioning remarkable creations that sometimes reach 25 feet high. Two competitions feature a small and large sculpture contest performed outdoors in the beautiful Fairbanks winter weather. The artists favor the quality of ice from the local ponds due to its thickness and clarity, the latter due to a lack of organisms in the water. Visitors enjoy a park filled with ice creations displayed at night with colorful lights to accentuate their beauty. All ice sculpting photos are available for purchase as stock photography or fine art prints to display in your home or office.